An Introduction to Quality of Life in Japan: Contemporary Approaches

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 13)


This chapter gives a brief overview of current approaches to studying quality of life in Japan. After discussing observations from mass media and anthropological research, an empirical approach to subjective well-being for Japanese society is proposed in order to better understand the levels and patterns of life satisfaction in various domains among Japanese males, females and emigrants. The main findings of each paper in this book are also highlighted.


Quality of life Gender difference Aging population Income effect Immigration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Humanities and Social SciencesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Japanese General Social Survey Research CenterOsaka University of CommerceOsakaJapan

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